Ext2Fsd Project

Open source ext3/4 file system driver for Windows (2K/XP/WIN7/WIN8)

Archive for May, 2014

Ext2Fsd 0.52 was released !

with 78 comments

Release Notes for Ext2Fsd V0.52
Features implemented and bugfix since V0.51:
1, Feature: Windows 8 supported
2, Feature: Force-writing supported
3, FIXME: data loss with TeraCopy when moving directories
4, FIXME: ATTO Disk Benchnmark fails with direct i/o tests
5, FIXME: files become invisible with empty hidden pattens
6, FIXME: possible hang with concurrent access attempts
          upon the same file
7, FIXME: BSOD due to pagable code section
Supported Ext3/4 features by 0.52:
1, flexible inode size: > 128 bytes, up to block size
2, dir_index:    htree directory index
3, filetype:     extra file mode in dentry
4, large_file:   > 4G files supported
5, sparse_super: super block backup in group descriptor
6, uninit_bg:    fast fsck and group checksum
7, extent:       reading, writing with no extending.
8, journal:      only support replay for internal journal
9, flex_bg:      first flexible metadata group
Unsupported Ext3/4 features:
1, journal: log-based operations, external journal
2, extent: size truncating & expanding, file deletion
3, EA (extended attributes), ACL support
4, symlink creation
Features to be implemented in future:
1, EXT3/4 features support (extents, journal)
2, Documents improvement: clear and elaborate
3, Performance improvement, code optimization
4, Automatic check & update of new versions
5, LVM support, e2fsprogs porting for Windows
Files descriptions:
Ext2Fsd-0.52.exe:       setup wizard for Windows systems (Win2k, Winxp,
                        Vista, Win7, Win8, Server 2003, Server 2008/R2)
Ext2Fsd-0.52.7z:        Batch setup package in 7-zip
Ext2Fsd-0.52.zip:       Batch setup package in zip
Ext2Fsd-0.52.src.7z:    Source codes of Ext3Fsd and Ext2Mgr in 7-zip
Ext2Fsd-0.52.src.zip:   Source codes of Ext3Fsd and Ext2Mgr in zip
Download link:
Files checksum:
C:\Works\Ext2fsd\0.52>sha1sum Ext2Fsd-0.52*
8921c8a8bc57e46f8775836359d8868437e8e857 *Ext2Fsd-0.52.7z
5a83af60fc2773feacb241dd68532075f6a74f1e *Ext2Fsd-0.52.exe
0fba60af536ca8edd0c7951433a6916ab4f0042b *Ext2Fsd-0.52.src.7z
0eed9235a845449e5e3d0fa0139182a78c2ecfb0 *Ext2Fsd-0.52.src.zip
d4d1a416409645dc27a328bf1acd44ebd669f671 *Ext2Fsd-0.52.zip
The driver may crash your system and ruin your data unexpectedly,
since there might be software conflicts and I could only test it
on some of the popular platforms. You should use it with care and
use it at your own risk!
Matt <mattwu@163.com>

Written by Matt

May 11th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Ext2Fsd,News